Uncategorized January 2, 2015
Injured Stoke City forward, Peter Odemwingie has expressed confidence that he’ll make a return for his club before the season ends.
The Nigeria international who scored at the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been out since August with a cruciate knee damage but the former West Brom striker, Odemwingie is confident he is getting closer to a return.
The Super Eagles striker,Odemwingie spoke to the club’s official website about his current state and how he has been working hard to get back to playing football.
“I am getting closer and closer to returning and that
is all I’m thinking about. I’ve been inside doing a lot of rehab, watching the lads training through the windows, and that has helped because before that I was spending more time away and so wasn’t part of the group.
“Just being there with them has given me even more drive to keep working hard and make sure I come back from this injury stronger.
“Sometimes I just stop what I am doing and look at what they are doing and think that will soon be me again.
“Mentally it does help. In the first few weeks after the operation I felt a world away from being out there with them, kicking the ball and running around the pitch, but now it doesn’t seem too far away.
“Of course there are plenty of difficult weeks ahead, but I am in a good frame of mind and ready to come through these coming weeks and months.
“I am often speaking to players who have had the same injury and have returned to play at the highest level. That encourages me.
“I am hoping I can come back in 2015 and catch the end of the season. That is my goal.” Odemwingie concluded